One Manhattan surgeon is resisting the trend of fast, quick-fix online plastic surgery. While most industries strive for increased speed and instant delivery, Dr. Barry Weintraub, a board-certified plastic surgeon practicing at the heart of New York on Fifth Avenue and 61st Street, vehemently protects the importance of not rushing through any aspect of the surgical process. "Surgery is not a horse race," he states, "and taking time is essential to patient safety, as well as ensuring an outstanding, understated and natural-looking result."
This focus is evident in Dr. Weintraub's consultations, which can last up to a full hour and only conclude when all questions have been answered. While he has always believed in the sanctity of the unrushed doctor-patient relationship, his private-practice experience has only strengthened this belief. "When patients come to me with subpar results from other offices seeking revision surgery, I often ask their opinion of what went wrong with their prior procedure. It's notable that most state that they felt hurried from the start – as if they were in a factory. In my practice, I take time to answer all questions and I am also available via mobile phone for any residual concerns." In the operating room, Dr. Weintraub performs a maximum of two surgeries per day because, as he states, "Nobody can achieve the sophisticated aesthetic – the goal of artful surgery – when hurrying against the clock. Rushing is when problems happen, and miscommunications occur. Postoperatively, I regularly see my patients rather than solely relegating them to my nursing staff. When you think that the goal of plastic surgery is to attain a permanent improvement, why not be supremely mindful regarding the entire process?"
Dr. Weintraub's renowned and exceptional care is having a profound impact on the medical world and patients worldwide who seek the highest ideals of medicine. Dr. Weintraub has recently been named one of "America's Best Plastic Surgeons in 2023" for facelift surgery by Newsweek. Top professionals in the field have recognized Dr. Weintraub, voting for him in this prestigious publication, which recently released its annual list of the Best Plastic Surgeons for 2023. Dr. Weintraub's unrushed approach and dedication to his patients contribute to his renown.
"I am truly honored to be recognized by Newsweek as one of the best plastic surgeons for 2023," said Dr. Weintraub. "I am dedicated to providing my patients the highest quality of medical and plastic-surgical care, as well as delivering the most sophisticated, age-appropriate results, always with a keen eye toward natural attractiveness."
A regular recipient of the titles "Best Plastic Surgeons in America" and "Best Doctors in New York" by Castle Connolly, Dr. Weintraub holds in high regard the ideals he was taught at Cornell, both in medical school as well as his plastic-surgical fellowship, during a time when patient care and compassion were almost religiously revered.
Dr. Weintraub shares this philosophy with his entire staff, who provide an atmosphere of respect, compassion, and gentleness. Every patient admitted to his surgical facility experiences not just a personalized interaction, but also a personalized plan for their overall aesthetic – whether it be a surgical plan encompassing facelift, neck lift, blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), rhinoplasty, and/or revisionary surgery, or a noninvasive plan involving skincare and injectable, lasers, micro needling, or any number of noninvasive approaches. "There are many different modalities to correct skin laxity, jowl formation, deep nasolabial folds, turkey-gobble necks, eye bags, plunging nasal tips, and bumps on noses. It's always my pleasure to help educate patients as to what meets their needs and fits their lifestyles."
Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Barry Weintraub has over 30 years of experience and has earned a reputation for his exceptionally natural-looking results. "You should never be able to tell that someone had surgery. Less is always more!" says Dr. Weintraub. "I have made it my mission to give patients the most understated and natural results while avoiding the telltale signs of surgery." For his facelifts, he hides all incisions behind the tragus in the ear so that the hairline incision is not visible. For his rhinoplasty patients, he either employs the "closed" technique – or for the "open" approach, he sews with suture material finer than a human hair (as he does with his upper-eyelid surgeries). Painstakingly, he sews all incisions under magnification for the thinnest incisions possible.
Never one to broadcast his skills or brag about his celebrity patients, his humbleness makes for a most comforting bedside manner. Dr. Weintraub believes that physicians should be welcoming and respectful and must never lose sight that it's a sacred privilege to operate on another human being. Each patient is a person possessing real-life issues and concerns. "In medicine, we don't call it a 'business,' we call it a 'practice' for a reason: we should always continue to evolve our techniques in the quest to expand the field. If ever we wake up and feel that we have mastered everything, that's the day we should hang up our surgical instruments, so to speak." There is no ego with this doctor who carries a mission statement of knowing that while he might cut skin, he will not cut corners when it comes to providing the absolute best for his patients.
As Dr. Weintraub earnestly believes, "The patient is always number one." He even keeps in his wallet a piece of paper that is his motto in the operating room: "Always pursue what is right, and never accept second best." The difference that this doctor makes is both extraordinary and commendable.
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